Flying Almost to Eternity 

Monday, March 19th, 2012

The New York Times has a great profile of Ron Akana, likely to be the world’s longest-serving flight attendant. Akana began flying with United way back in 1949, and since then he’s flown over 20 million miles with the airline. Along the way, he’s seen it all, including some great celebrity stories.

“Burt Lancaster had 12 or 13 martinis, then came and bartended with me as if he hadn’t had one.”

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